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To Drone or Not to Drone? Here are 5 Legal Issues You Might Want to Consider Before Flying Your Drones

By Marlysa Razak

Drones or also known as private unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have caught the attention of many netizens, especially travelers as they are able to capture aerial view of beautiful sceneries and landscape from high above. Drones footages give much bigger impact to viewers and they make travel videos more intriguing. Because of its…

Sports Law: What’s Next? – The Recent Case of Badminton Match-Fixing

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim, Vincent Lim & Bryan Boo
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The Malaysian badminton community was shaken by the recent allegations and hearing of shuttlers being directly involved in match-fixing, the effects of which rippled way beyond the Malaysian borders. While this is not the first in which a match-fixing issue surfaced…

Sports Law: Falling down in a stadium

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim & Saphna Ravichandran

The thought of an athlete falling or slipping may seem inconsequential at first because the athlete may regain their balance in time, or just pick themselves back up and give the injury very little thought. However when the fall or slip causes injury, the matter then becomes more significant. It…

SPORTS LAW : Mini Comment on the Winter Olympic Games 2018 #3- Kei Saito (Speed Skating)

By MahWengKwai & Associates Sports Law Practice Group

A Japanese athlete has been implicated for doping at The Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. Speed Skater Kei Saito tested positive for acetazolamide, when his pre-competition sample was taken. Acetazolamide is a substance that is prohibited at all times by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA). Saito was schedules…

Clarifying Esports – esports, sports, and gaming

By Bryan Boo

I came across a Facebook post by Meera “NeverOne” Dros awhile ago which was a response to an interaction between a DJ of Malaysian radio station Lite FM with the listeners. The topic of conversation was whether or not esports (and yes, I have chosen to follow the spelling as published in the…

SPORTS LAW : Mini Comment on the Winter Olympic Games 2018 #2 – Alexander Krushelnitzky (Curling)

By MahWengKwai & Associates Sports Law Practice Group

The Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games saw Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitzky being stripped of his bronze medal following him being tested positive for the banned substance meldonium. Although Alexander initially maintained his innocence claiming that his drink was spiked, he dropped his appeal on Thursday before he was…

SPORTS LAW : Mini Comment on the Winter Olympic Games 2018 #1- Ziga Jeglic (Ice Hockey)

By MahWengKwai & Associates Sports Law Practice Group

SPORTS LAW : Mini Comment on the Winter Olympic Games 2018
Suspension of Slovenian Ice Hockey Player Ziga Jeglic.
A new case was registered on 20 February 2018 by the Anti-Doping Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
The Court of Arbitration for…


By Richard Wee, Janessa Kok & Bryan Boo

Is it true that every individual who has a 9am to 5pm job is well protected under the Employment Law? What are your rights as an Employee in the event of an unfair dismissal, non-payment of wages, or if you are unfairly deprived…

MWKA Esports Law Meta: Edoping – The Plague in Esports (Part 2)

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim, Bryan Boo & Vincent Lim

In the previous article, we introduced edoping and looked at a few examples of it. For ease of reference, edoping can essentially be summed up as the manipulation of programs or softwares to give a player an advantage over the opponent. It is without doubt that…